Aku sudah lama tidak membuka-buka dokumen di dalam laptopku dan ternyata masih ada sejumlah naskah yang tersimpan, baik yang sudah rampung maupun yang baru separuh dikerjakan. Sebagian besar berupa cerpen, dan sebagian sisanya adalah naskah drama yang dulu kubuat untuk keperluan sekolah.
Berikut ini adalah naskah drama Bahasa Inggris kelompokku saat mengikuti ujian praktek akhir. Judulnya “The Tale of Timun Mas”, aku sendiri mendapatkan naskah ini di internet dengan beberapa modifikasi cerita untuk memperpanjang dialog dan menyesuaikan dengan jumlah anggota kelompokku yang lebih banyak daripada jumlah tokoh inti pada cerita asli Timun Mas.
So, what are you waiting for? Read it ahead ^_^
1. Timun Mas
2. Buto Ijo
5. Wise Hermit
6. Inventor Hermit
P.S. Buto Ijo diutamakan berbadan ekstra gendut dan kalau dia malu bertelanjang dada, suruh dia pakai kaos berwarna hijau. Timun Mas diperankan oleh siswi yang berbada paling mini di dalam kelompok, diutamakan cantik ^_^. Peran “Ibu” dan “Ayah” berwajah asli pribumi, “Ibu” bertubuh gemuk sementara “Ayah” bertubuh cungkring. “Pertapa Bijaksana” dan “Pertapa Penemu” boleh cowok boleh cewek. Waktu ujian dulu akulah yang memerankan “Pertapa Penemu” sementara yang memerankan “Pertapa Bijaksana” adalah temanku yang tomboy dan dingin >_<.
Untuk dekorasi latar, itu tergantung kreativitas kalian. Jika perlu, panggil beberapa teman untuk menjadi operator panggung karena drama ini membutuhkan pergantian latar yang cukup sering dan rumit.
Baiklah, kalau kalian tidak sabar lagi ingin membaca dramanya, ini dia.
Narrator : Once upon a time, in a place deep inside the forest, there were a green giant named Buto Ijo and two sacred hermits. They were best friends. One day, the hermit came to the grotto to see his best friends.
Hermit 1 : There you are, my best friend, what are you doing?
Buto Ijo : Eating.
Hermit 1 : Oh… no wonder. What are you eating?
Buto Ijo : [No response, just continue eating]
Hermit 2 : [Just wake up, yawning] Hey, buddy. How are you? [shake Wise Hermit’s hand] Oh, I have something you have to know. [searching for something]. Umm… before I slept I put my invention here. Did you see it, Mr. Green? [asks to Buto Ijo]
Buto ijo : You mean some cucumber seeds? [remembering] Oh, I swallowed it with my meal. [laugh annoyingly]
Hermit 2 : What!!! [very angry]. You ate it?
Buto Ijo : [nod his head] Like dust.
Hermit 2 : Oh my God!! It’s not ordinary cucumber seeds! It’s a magic one. If you plant it on the ground, it will grow a big golden cucumber and there will be a baby inside it! That’s my greatest invention and you ate it like dust??
Hermit 1 :Easy, easy, my friend. There will be other inventions greater than this one.
Hermit 2 : No! Oh my… Let’s leave this greedy creature, my friend. And you, Buto Ijo, someday your greed will get its return! Don’t regret it! We leave! [Gets out of the grotto with Hermit 1]
Buto Ijo : [silently take out some cucumber seeds from his back]
Narrator : One day, there was pleasant couple. They lived in a village near the forest. They lived happily. Unfortunately, they didn’t have any children yet. Everyday they prayed to God for a child.
Mother : Oh God… please give us a child. I promise I will always protect my child. Please answer our prayer. Thank you God.
Narrator: The green giant, Buto Ijo, by chances passed by the couple’s house. He heard what they were praying for.
Buto Ijo : Whoa…ha…ha…ha! I heard that!
Mother : [gasps] Oh my God! W-Who are you?
Buto Ijo : I’m Buto Ijo.
Father : [comes toward his wife] What? Who is that, honey?
Mother : Oh my husband, Buto Ijo is in front of our house. I’m scared. He will kill both of us!
Buto Ijo : Whoa…ha…ha…ha… I’m not going to kill you. But I will fulfill your request to have a child.
Father : You are just joking, aren’t you?
Buto Ijo : No…No… I’m serious. If you don’t believe me it doesn’t matter.
Mother : All right…. My husband, let’s see what he can do to help us.
Buto Ijo : [Gives the seeds] Look, here are some cucumber seeds. Plant these seeds, then you’ll get a daughter.
Father : Do you mean it? It’s so easy.
Buto Ijo : Yes, I mean it. But remember, on her seventeenth birthday, I’ll come back to take the girl.
Mother : Oh, husband… please I want a child! Let’s try it!
Father : But… Oh well, I’ll take his offer.
Mother : [Bows down] Oh, thank you, husband! Thank you a lot, Buto Ijo!
Buto Ijo : Whoa…ha…ha…ha. See you again seventeen years from now, humans. And remember your promise. [Goes away]
Narrator : The next day, the couple planted the seeds. Months later, a golden cucumber grew in the yard. The cucumber was getting bigger and bigger each day.
Mother : Look! Look! The cucumber grew very big! It’s so fantastic!
Father : Yeah, you right. What a very big one.
Mother : It’s ripe already. Does it work? How can this big thing give us a daughter?
Father : I don’t know. Don’t ask me.
Mother : I think it’s time for us to open it up. I wonder what makes it’s so big. Don’t you think so?
Father : Yes. Let’s cut it into two.
Narrator :Carefully, they cut the cucumber into two. To their surprise, they found a beautiful baby girl inside the cucumber. How joyful they were.
Mother : [gasps] Oh my goodness! There is a baby girl inside this cucumber! Am I dreaming?
Father : Yes it is.
Mother : [Holds the baby out] This baby is so cute! God, thank you so much! Thank you so much!
Father : What will we name her?
Mother : I think I will name her Timun Mas, husband. Because she came from the cucumber and she is cute. That name really suits her, isn’t it?
Father : I agree with you.
Narrator : Years passed by and Timun Mas grew into a lovely girl. Her parents were very proud of her but their hearts hurt so badly when they remembered their promise to Buto Ijo. The couple then remembered that there was a sacred hermit living inside the forest. So they went there for the help.
Mother : [Knocking the door] Excuse us.
Hermit 2 : [Comes toward the door and opens it] May I ask who you both are?
Mother : My name is Sarni. This is my husband. We both are farmers living in the village near the forest.
Hermit 2 : What do you want from me?
Father : We need your help.
Hermit 2 : Okay, please come in. Tell me the story.
Narrator: The couple told the hermit about their wish and how Buto Ijo fulfilled it. And also the promise they made with the Giant. The hermit listened to them carefully as him nodded for the umpteenth time, until the couple finished their story.
Hermit 2 : Oh! Yes, I know it exactly. He hid my invention, some magic cucumber seeds, then gave it to you both to get a child, is it right? Hmm….we need to do something to revenge his greed.
Mother : Please, good Hermit, help us. Don’t let Buto Ijo take one dearest daughter.
Father : My wife is right, good hermit. What shall we do?
Hermit 2 : Okay, okay. Easy. I have several “little” invention. Look, here is the bundle. There are four things and messages inside. They will help Timun Mas run away from the giant.
Father : [Takes the bundle] Are you sure they will work?
Hermit 2 : Trust me, it works. Buto Ijo must be punished for his action.
Mother : Thank you very much, good hermit!
Narrator : It so happened that one day on Timun Mas’s seventeenth birthday, Buto Ijo came for the couple’s promise.
Buto Ijo : Whoa…ha…ha… Hey, peasant, where is your lovely daughter? I come here to pick her up. Remember the promise you said to me!
Father : Please be patient, Buto Ijo. Timun Mas, my daughter, is playing in the field.
Buto Ijo : I know you’re lying! But never mind, I’ll find her by myself! [Turns away to find Timun Mas]
Father : He’s gone. Timun Mas, come here, child.
Timun Mas : Yes, daddy, I’m coming. Who’s that?
Mother : He is Buto Ijo, the green giant. For some reason, he’s looking for you. I’m sure he’ll come back here soon.
Timun Mas : Oh my God, what will he do to me?
Father : Listen to me, Timun Mas, you have to run away from him. [Gives the bundle to Timun Mas] Take this bundle with you. It contains chili seeds, salt, cucumber seeds, and shrimp paste.
Timun Mas : What should I do with these?
Father : Throw each of them when the giant gets closer to you. These will help you get away from the giant.
Timun Mas : What about you, mom and dad?
Mother : Don’t worry about us. Oh my God, the giant is coming! Now, run, Timun Mas! Run as fast as you can! Please be careful!
Timun Mas : Thank you, mom and dad! You too please take care of yourselves! [Runs away]
Narrator : After that, the giant chased Timun Mas and he was getting closer and closer. Timun Mas then took a handful of salt from the bundle. She spread out the salt and magically a wide sea appeared between them.
Timun Mas : Take that you evil giant!
Buto Ijo : [Smirks] Ho…ho…ho. You think you can run away from me! No way! Whoa…ha…ha…ha. I’ll get you! [Swims through the sea]
Timun Mas : Oh my God! How did he do that?? I don’t know he can swim!
Buto Ijo : Wait for me, you little girl!
Timun Mas : Oh no! He’s getting closer to me. There’s no other choice! Take this, giant!
Narrator : And then she took the chili seeds and threw them at the giant. Suddenly the seeds grew into some trees and trapped him. The next thing he knew, the trees grew some thorns as sharp as a knife.
Buto Ijo : Ouch…Ouch! It hurts badly!
Timun Mas : Take that one too, evil creature!
Buto Ijo : So, you want to play with me huh? You’ll regret it when you lose!
Timun Mas : Oh no! He is still chasing me! I must run faster!
Narrator : Once again, the giant almost caught Timun Mas. So, Timun Mas took the cucumber seeds and threw them onto the ground.
Buto Ijo : What now? What’s this? Cucumbers are everywhere! They look delicious! I guess it’s better for me to have appetizers first.
Timun Mas : Hosh…Hosh…Oh I’m out of breath. But the giant was eating the cucumbers. This is my chance to run away!
Buto Ijo : [Yawns] Whoaaah…I’m very sleppy. I want to sleep first. After that I’ll find Timun Mas. Wait for me girl, I’ll come and make you my dinner tonight!
Narrator : Timun Mas kept on running as fast as she could. But soon she was very tired herself. And things were getting worse as the giant had woken up.
Buto Ijo : Whoaaah…I’m fresh again! Hey, Timun Mas, you can’t run away from me. I’ll get you! Hohoho…
Timun Mas : Oh, God, he has woken up! What shall I do, God? Please help me!
Buto Ijo : So, you want to play hide and seek, don’t you? Where are you? C’mon, c’mon little girl… come to daddy!
Timun Mas : God! Please help me!!
Buto Ijo : There you are, little girl! One more step and I’ll catch you!
Timun Mas : This is my last hope! [Throws something] Take that, Buto Ijo!
Narrator : Desperately she then threw her last weapon, the shrimp paste. Magically, the paste turned into a big swamp.
Buto Ijo : Oh, no, what’s this? It’s so sticky and smells fishy! Timun Mas…! I swear I will swallow you as soon as I catch you!
Narrator : The giant fell into the swamp but his hands almost reached Timun Mas. Suddenly the swamp pulled him to the bottom and his hands lost her.
Timun Mas : Finally I’m free!
Buto Ijo : Oh, no… help! Help me! Someone help me!
Timun Mas : No one will help you, giant, because you’re a bad person.
Buto Ijo : Please help me…!! I swear I won’t do something bad again! Promise me!
Hermit 1 : [comes out of the blue] Are you sure about your words?
Buto Ijo : Arggh… Hermit! Finally you come! Please help me!
Timun Mas : [shocks] Who are you?
Hermit 1 : [Turns his face to Timun Mas] Ah, am I scared you? Let me introduce myself. I am a hermit. So just call me hermit. You don’t need to know my real name. And this giant is my best friend.
Buto Ijo : Yes, I am his best friend! Please get me out of here!
Hermit 1 : [Turns back to Buto Ijo] I will help you out if you promise you won’t do bad things again and stop being a greedy person.
Buto Ijo : Yes, I promise! I promise I will be a good person! You can count on me!
Narrator : Finally, the good hermit helped Buto Ijo, his best friend. As soon as the giant got out of the swamp, it was disappear. Then the giant apologized to Timun Mas as well as to the hermits.
Fortunately they forgave him. From then on, Buto Ijo lived as a good giant and always helped the peasants with their fields. As for Timun Mas, she lived happily with her parents with no fear anymore.